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Sensei
09-13-2007, 01:00 PM
Cezary pressing the 106lb kettlebell (aka "The Beast") at the RKC Instructor certification this past weekend:
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getfit
09-13-2007, 01:02 PM
oh wow!

Con
09-13-2007, 01:04 PM
For some reason, the size of the kettlebell takes away from the vid.

I had to really think about holding a 100 pound dumbell before I could appreciate what the guy did.

Impressive, nonetheless.

TwiloMike
09-13-2007, 01:51 PM
Impressive! :bow:

North
09-13-2007, 03:08 PM
It is impressive, but I agree with con. I would imagine it would be even tougher than dumbell though.

RedSpikeyThing
09-14-2007, 07:58 AM
that's crazy!

Sensei
09-14-2007, 08:38 AM
For some reason, the size of the kettlebell takes away from the vid.
I don't know - that melon is huge!

Stumprrp
09-14-2007, 12:07 PM
thats pretty cool he doesnt look to be very big either, i bet id maul that sucker though, ive pressed a 53 bottom up 20 times easy!!

...but i almost had a heart attack when i was done, this guy would machine gun 53 lb kettlebells at me.

chris mason
09-14-2007, 12:59 PM
I am more impressed with the clean than the press. Kettlebells with those thick handles are a bitch to lift. That is a nice feat!

Sensei
09-14-2007, 02:38 PM
thats pretty cool he doesnt look to be very big either, i bet id maul that sucker though, ive pressed a 53 bottom up 20 times easy!!

Stump,
When you say a "bottoms-up press", do you mean this (if so, that's extremely impressive)...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/johnnymnemonic/bottomsup.jpg

...or do you mean a "waiter's press"?

Chris,
Actually, the clean is a lot easier than the press.... not that I've cleaned "The Beast" or anything...

Stumprrp
09-14-2007, 02:55 PM
yeah like that, ill take a video sometime of me repping one out.

chris mason
09-14-2007, 04:46 PM
Stump,
When you say a "bottoms-up press", do you mean this (if so, that's extremely impressive)...
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a178/johnnymnemonic/bottomsup.jpg

...or do you mean a "waiter's press"?

Chris,
Actually, the clean is a lot easier than the press.... not that I've cleaned "The Beast" or anything...


I don't think it would be for me, but I could be wrong. I have not done them with kettlebells, only dumbbells.

Detard
09-14-2007, 07:28 PM
Thats friggin badass

Sensei
09-14-2007, 08:28 PM
yeah like that, ill take a video sometime of me repping one out.You don't have to for me Stump - I believe you and that's pretty damn impressive.

Sensei
09-14-2007, 11:42 PM
I don't think it would be for me, but I could be wrong. I have not done them with kettlebells, only dumbbells.Chris, I'm 100% sure that with a little work you could have the 106lb KB flying up to your shoulder no problem - with a strong DL like yours, there's no reason you wouldn't have the hips to get that thing shooting up like a rocket.

Chubrock
09-15-2007, 07:55 AM
Chris, I'm 100% sure that with a little work you could have the 106lb KB flying up to your shoulder no problem - with a strong DL like yours, there's no reason you wouldn't have the hips to get that thing shooting up like a rocket.



I agree. When I was doing KBs as my training program, I came close to cleaning the Beast, and that was at 155lbs. I was able to knock out two and one hand swings with it pretty easily. Just a matter of shooting the hips through and getting a good rotation with your wrist.

Bob
09-15-2007, 09:00 AM
I agree. When I was doing KBs as my training program, I came close to cleaning the Beast, and that was at 155lbs. I was able to knock out two and one hand swings with it pretty easily. Just a matter of shooting the hips through and getting a good rotation with your wrist.
JUST!! Funny Chubs... funny..

Hey Sensei.. you think the pressing is harding then snatching the beast?
Here is a dude from Donnie Thompson's gym doing some snatches with the beast...
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Stumprrp
09-15-2007, 09:11 AM
Wowza

Chubrock
09-15-2007, 10:13 AM
I personally think cleaning and pressing the Beast is harder. The press starts from such a position that even with a bit of a knee bit, it's still difficult to pull off, especially one handed. At least with the snatch you can generate a bit of swing and a lot of hip drive.

Sensei
09-15-2007, 07:41 PM
I agree - snatching is going to be easier than a reasonably strict press.

Stumprrp
09-18-2007, 06:44 PM
how much is 40kg? i cleaned and pressed a 40 with no issues 3 times with my right arm, BRING THE BEAST ON!

Sensei
09-18-2007, 07:01 PM
1kg = 2.2lbs, 40kg = 88lbs

Gotta start from below the chin Stump, but if you can do a 88lber x 3, then you got a pretty good chance. If you can do a clean & press, chin-up, and pistol with "The Beast", you can make the "BEAST TAMER" list.

Stumprrp
09-19-2007, 08:59 AM
no chance on the pistol, i cant do them regular! haha i love kettlebells but a bum hamstring makes it impossible. or hard.

Guido
09-19-2007, 09:08 AM
I'd love to try that. I'd think with my one-arm barbell snatching abilities I might be able to pull off taming "The Beast", as you call it.